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Barry Trotz Returns To Islanders Following Death Of His Mother

Barry Trotz returned to the the New York Islanders for practice Saturday after the coach was away to attend the funeral of his mother in Dauphin, Manitoba.

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Former Capitals’ Head Coach Barry Trotz Named Assistant For Canada At 2022 Winter Olympics

Photo: USA Today Former Washington Capitals and current New York Islanders head coach Barry Trotz was named an assistant coach for Team Canada at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, China. Tampa Bay Lightning head coach John Cooper will be … Continue reading

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Scoring GM Brian MacLellan’s Moves Since The Capitals Won The Stanley Cup In 2018

Photo: @Capitals The Washington Capitals 2019-20 roster saw significant changeover during the last offeseason. Changes included a new coaching staff, tweaks to the bottom-six forward group as well a substantial overhaul of the Capitals’ defense.

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Bruins Head Coach Bruce Cassidy Calls Islanders “The New York Saints” After One-For-Four Night On P.K. In Game 5 Loss

Photo: John Tlumacki/Globe Staff After the New York Islanders’ three-for-four night on the man advantage in Game 5 of their second-round Stanley Cup Playoff series against the Boston Bruins on Monday, Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy said “I think they … Continue reading

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Revisiting The Best 60 Minutes Of Play In Washington Capitals Franchise History

Photo: @Capitals It’s often stated but rarely realized. “This team can win if they just put together a complete 60 minutes.“ Seems simple, right? But when you scan your vast inventory of past Capitals games, how many of those games … Continue reading

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Looking At Alex Ovechkin’s Seasons Under First-Year Capitals’ Head Coaches

Photo: WaPo After the Washington Capitals hired Peter Laviolette to be the 19th head coach in franchise history, one of the first questions is what kind of influence he will have on captain Alex Ovechkin. NoVa Caps looks at Ovechkin’s … Continue reading

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Accountability And The Washington Capitals

After firing head coach Todd Reirden on August 23, Washington Capitals’ general manager Brian MacLellan told the media that “we need an experienced coach, [one who will] press buttons on some players.” MacLellan thought the sense of accountability within the locker … Continue reading

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Barry Trotz: “I Think It’ll Be A Hell Of A Series”

Photo: Julio Cortez/Associated Press “I think it’ll be a hell of a series,” said Trotz, who coached the Washington Capitals for four seasons before joining the New York Islanders in June 2018. “Both teams are well equipped to go at … Continue reading

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Bench Boss Level Up: Greatest Head Coaching Upgrades in Washington Capitals History

Recently, sports media platform The Athletic released an article on the greatest upgrades in the history of each NHL team. In the case of the Washington Capitals, it was the hiring of David Poile as General Manager that made the … Continue reading

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Former Capitals’ Head Coach Barry Trotz On Alex Ovechkin: “He Really Bought Into The Fact That His Legacy Wouldn’t Be Defined By Everyone Else.”

New York Islanders head coach Barry Trotz talked to the media on a Zoom conference call on Friday afternoon. The call included Edmonton Oilers head coach Dave Tippet and Florida Panthers head coach Joel Quenneville. During the call, Trotz discussed … Continue reading

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